Machine Learning and Application Security: Evolution of Attack Detection (Free)

In this talk, we will take an in-depth look at various mechanisms of attack detection, from signatures and regular expressions to machine learning. Attack detection is critical for most security solutions, whether we are talking about a load balancer-based (NIDS, WAF), host-based or in-application solutions (HIDS, RASP). Interestingly, regardless of the differences in architecture and data flow, most solutions use similar detection principles and techniques. 

We will explore how the detection architecture evolved over time and how the new generation of detection logic, such as the architecture implemented by some of the advanced application security tools, are principally different from that of the legacy solutions. Kavya Pearlman Wallarm Cyber Security Strategist | CEO Well known as the “Cyber Guardian”, Kavya Pearlman is an Award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in emerging technologies. Kavya is the Global Cybersecurity Strategist at Wallarm, a global security company that protects hundreds of customers across e-commerce, fintech, health-tech, and SaaS for their artificial intelligence powered application security platform. 

Kavya is the founder of non-profit, XR Safety Initiative (XRSI), the very first global effort that promotes privacy, security, ethics and develops standards and guidelines for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) collectively known as XR. She has previously advised Facebook on third party security risks during 2016 US presidential elections, reviewing security for various third parties of all sizes configurations and cloud composition. 

 Kavya is constantly exploring new technologies to solve current cybersecurity challenges. She has been named one of the Top Cybersecurity influencers for two consecutive years 2018-29019 by IFSEC Global. Kavya has won many awards for her work and contribution to the security community including 40 under 40 Top Business Executives 2019 by San Francisco Business Times, Rising Star of the year 2019 by Women in IT Award Series and Minority CISO of the Year 2018 by ICMCP. For her work with XR Safety Initiative, Middle East CISO Council recently awarded her - CISO 100 Women Security Leader award in Dubai. Kavya has helped build Cloud Security Standards for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). She holds many prestigious Information Security certifications including CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) from ISACA, PCI-DSS-ISA (Internal Security Assessor) and PCIP for Payment Card Industry Security Standard Council. 

Kavya is truly passionate about her work and inspires many around the world including women and underrepresented communities in security and emerging technologies. Kavya gives back to the tech community by mentoring women through “Million Women Mentor” program and is a board of director for non-profit “Minorities in Cybersecurity” as well as advisory board member for “CISO Council North America”.